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Pumpkin spice mix in a white bowl with a white round spoon lifting some of it.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix (5-minute recipe)

Easy and aromatic, you can make homemade pumpkin pie spice blend with simple spices you probably have on hand. It's good for many wonderful recipes like pumpkin spice muffins, cookies, pumpkin pie, and other sweet fall baking recipes. It can also be used in savory pumpkin recipes like soups and pumpkin puree. 



  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1/3 cup


  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl until no streaks remain. It might take a bit until the cinnamon fully integrates.
  2. Transfer to an airtight jar, label it and store it in the pantry, cupboard or other cool, dry, dark place. It keeps for 6 months or more. 
  3. Use it for your favorite pumpkin spice recipes.


  • Use an airtight container: mason jars, small spice jars, or containers with tight-sealing lids work well. Making sure there is minimal air inside the container prevents moisture and air from degrading the spices.
  • Label: write the date you made the spice mix. This helps you keep track of its freshness.
  • Store in a cool, dark place: keep the spice mix in a cool, dry, and dark place, away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. A pantry, spice cabinet or cupboard is an ideal location.
  • Avoid refrigeration: keeping them in the fridge is not recommended for spice mixes as it can introduce moisture and cause clumping. Spices should remain dry.
  • Check for freshness: spice blends can lose their potency over time. While they might not be spoiled, they may be less flavorful. Consider making a fresh batch if you've stored the mix for over a year. Smell the spices before using them.
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Basic recipes
  • Method: Mixing

Keywords: pumpkin pie spice